You have labored to set up your Drupal 7 site and have created views and custom content types, and now someone wants you to make a similar site.
We will use Ctools, Bulk Exporter (part of ctools) and Features to create modules without writing a single line of code.
We will install the modules into barebones d7 install. create content types with cck and and a view, and then create the modules without writing any code!
You should be able to follow along and have your own first module.
It will help if you are comfortable with raw HTML and can read php enough to recognize the print statement.
â¢ You can use version control software like git to keep track of your changes
â¢ You can experiment with the views gui and revert your changes if you don't like them
â¢ High performance sites can better cache the code
â¢ It is easier to move code from dev sites to production sites.